I'm somewhat new at this but learning all the time so please bear with me...
I recently ordered the Onkyo SR-605. On it's arrival, I immediately connected it to my speakers and my PS3, and DVR box. The DVR is a Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD box. Both the PS3 and the DVR box connect to the Onkyo via HDMI cables, my TV is connected to the Onkyo HDMI out. The PS3 connection works perfectly, video and sound are as good as I could hope for.
The problem is I get no sound when I switch to cable. The video is fine, but no sound at all.
A word about my receiver setup:
-I have HDMI monitor on
-I have the HDMI inputs set for the correct input (I do get video)
-I have the Digital sound set for the correct HDMI input
I switched the HDMI cables and the jacks, but the problem persists, the PS3 is fine, the DVR does not work. I will get sound from my TV speakers if I plug the DVR directly into my TV over HDMI. I will also get sound if I turn HDMI Audio Out to "On" in the receiver, though again the sound is only in my TV speakers and does not come through my stereo.
What I ended up doing for the time-being is run a single component cable from the digital audio out on the DVR box to the COAX digital input on the Onkyo, and assigned the audio to go with the cable video feed. This seems to work reasonably well but seems unnecessary.
So my questions to you guys, the experts, are a) am I missing something here, why won't my audio come through HDMI to my speakers?
b) With the hack-setup I mentioned above what do I lose? Is this quasi-equivalent or is the quality considerably worse compared to digital audio over HDMI?
Many thanks to everyone, I can't seem to figure this one out!
PS: This seems to be a very similar issue, but nothing mentioned in this thread fixes my problem... I can't post the URL as I am new but it's avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=12120560